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  1. inertianinja's Avatar
    I have been interested in trying an android tablet to install vanilla ICS...initially thought about a Kindle Fire, but I thought id look at the Tabs first.

    I tried the 7 and 10 inch models and had the same disappointing experience.

    Even after killing all apps and tasks....even after restarting, both Tabs were noticeably laggy. This happened in apps, switching home screen tabs, etc.

    I was very surprised by this...even though I've been reading that Samsung's been going for midrange with these tablets, I expected more.

    I'm wondering if anyone else had had this experience....and if stock ICS makes them run any better.

    Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2
    05-15-2012 09:02 PM
  2. paa79594's Avatar
    I just got mine, and yes, it is quite laggy.
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    05-15-2012 11:48 PM
  3. trooperoutlaw's Avatar
    I have one and it is not laggy at all. It is as responsive as my iPad 2. No problems here.
    05-16-2012 06:34 AM
  4. AzD's Avatar
    Mine has had a couple of laggy moments. Restarts fixed it but that seems to be par for the course with Android in my experience. Its better than other tablets I have used in this price range in this regard, though.
    05-16-2012 12:57 PM
  5. mqguitar's Avatar
    I just got mine and it rarely lags. Only when i have played heavy graphic games. Then i just close all apps or only once i rebooted. It runs very smooth for me.

    Sent from my GT-P3113 using Android Central Forums
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    05-22-2012 01:17 AM
  6. Philter05's Avatar
    I've had mine for a couple days now and it seems to be a little laggy as well. Comparing it to my Skyrocket, it's a step back in responsiveness. As mentioned above, it's definately a better experience as far as tablets go. My wife's iPad drives me crazy, and is a constant reminder of why i went Android.

    Sent from my GT-P3113 using Tapatalk 2
    05-22-2012 07:42 PM
  7. Stelv's Avatar
    Mine doesn't really lag at all. Some third party apps lag sometimes, but its pretty smooth and quick. Could it be a third party app causing the lag? The store models always lag from the crap that random customers do to them.
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    05-23-2012 12:00 PM
  8. wynand32's Avatar
    I returned my GT 2 7" because it just felt soooo slow after using a Tegra 3 tablet for a few months (a Transformer Prime that I returned directly to ASUS). I replaced it with a Toshiba Excite 10 with Tegra 3 and I'm reminded that I wasn't imagining things.

    It's a nice tablet for $249, but I couldn't accept the lagginess.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    05-24-2012 03:50 PM
  9. AzD's Avatar
    I returned my GT 2 7" because it just felt soooo slow after using a Tegra 3 tablet for a few months (a Transformer Prime that I returned directly to ASUS). I replaced it with a Toshiba Excite 10 with Tegra 3 and I'm reminded that I wasn't imagining things.

    It's a nice tablet for $249, but I couldn't accept the lagginess.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    That's the exact reason I returned my Toyota Corolla. Just wasn't as quick as the Porsche I had been driving. So I went ahead and picked up a Nissan GTR. Much happier now.
    05-24-2012 05:29 PM
  10. monkeyluis's Avatar
    That's the exact reason I returned my Toyota Corolla. Just wasn't as quick as the Porsche I had been driving. So I went ahead and picked up a Nissan GTR. Much happier now.
    It's like a corolla. My iPad 3 is a porsche compared to this. But I still like using it.

    Sent from my GT-P3113 using Tapatalk 2
    06-12-2012 08:16 PM
  11. Stelv's Avatar
    The ipad 3 is like a porsche with no navigation system, no glove box, no rearview mirrors, no windshield wipers, no seats and a hole where the window should be...but hit has a retina display

    I do like the corolla analogy though.
    06-13-2012 02:55 PM
  12. monkeyluis's Avatar
    The ipad 3 is like a porsche with no navigation system, no glove box, no rearview mirrors, no windshield wipers, no seats and a hole where the window should be...but hit has a retina display

    I do like the corolla analogy though.
    Your assessment comes from? Regular use side by side with another tablet? Fanboyism just to jump on the apple bashing wagon? My iPad runs silky smooth & fast compared to my gtab2. While I love using the gtab2, ICS does not run like iOS.
    06-14-2012 03:25 AM
  13. Stelv's Avatar
    Its a difference of opinion I guess. To me there are many things I can't do on the iPad that I can do on Android tablets. I agree that a lot of Android tablets are laggy and that the iPad runs very smooth and efficiently. But in my opinion Android tablets are closer to a desktop computer experience and the iPad is closer to a mobile phone experience. The web browsing experience alone on the ipad is enough to make me not enjoy the device.

    Sent from my GSM Nexus
    06-14-2012 07:40 AM
  14. monkeyluis's Avatar
    Its a difference of opinion I guess. To me there are many things I can't do on the iPad that I can do on Android tablets. I agree that a lot of Android tablets are laggy and that the iPad runs very smooth and efficiently. But in my opinion Android tablets are closer to a desktop computer experience and the iPad is closer to a mobile phone experience. The web browsing experience alone on the ipad is enough to make me not enjoy the device.

    Sent from my GSM Nexus
    Interesting because I think of the iPad like that. I do everything on my iPad that I can do on my laptop. My sgtab doesn't seem any different. I can functionally do the same thing on either. I don't care about customization. I'm talking about actually using it. Connecting to network drives, connecting to my laptop if I need too, working on photos & videos. Web browsing to me is the same on both. I use chrome on sgtab & safari on iPad. They both have tabs & can both bring up web pages. Using both side by side every day I see no difference. They are both great devices. Both have pluses & minuses. I would recommend either to anyone, doesn't matter what they want to do.
    06-14-2012 09:27 AM
  15. Stelv's Avatar
    To each their own I guess. I much prefer the file system, interface, web browsing and more on Android. Safari has to be one of worst browsers I have used, both on ipad and on my iMacs.
    06-14-2012 11:29 AM
  16. twindragons187's Avatar
    Should try the galaxy tab 7+. Spec wise is superior. Tab 2 has ics. Only thing it has better then the 7+.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
    06-14-2012 11:33 AM
  17. carter17's Avatar
    Just got a gt 2 7 today and it seames to run just fine not laggy at all love the remote app
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    06-15-2012 04:09 PM
  18. pbaser's Avatar
    mine's good.
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    06-17-2012 09:44 PM
  19. alexgonz615's Avatar
    Ive had mine for two months now and i love it !! Ive had few times where it started lagging just go to task manager then ram manager and then clear memory and wala lag is gone great tablet great price! !
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    06-20-2012 12:13 PM
  20. Smokexz's Avatar
    I don't see that much lag on mine and when it does I can still use it. I have never been happier with a tablet, especially for the price.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
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    06-21-2012 10:25 AM
  21. soldierblade's Avatar
    When I first got this tab it would run fine for a few hours and eventually get super choppy in the launcher and apps, and also lag horribly. I recommend trying the tab2lite rom if your not adverse to rooting and flashing. It removes a lot of the bloat in the stock touchwiz rom and has a modified kernel that can over clock to 1.35 ghz. Along with apex launcher, it's a lightning fast and butter smooth solution.

    Sent from my GT-P3113 using Tapatalk 2
    06-24-2012 02:48 PM
  22. ack154's Avatar
    Those of you complaining of lag, have you tried any other ROMs? AOKP is pretty nice and there's also a CM9 ROM available now. I've not really had any complaints about the Tab but then I also just ordered a Nexus 7 to replace it... :-)
    06-27-2012 08:15 PM
  23. covzire's Avatar
    Mine was fairly laggy too. The one I looked at at Best Buy was incredibly sluggish. I almost didn't buy it because paging across screens would literally chug and even freeze for half a second several times.

    Anyway i'm running Tab2Lite RC1 and it's incredibly smooth now. Beta 3 of it was causing my hotmail account to crash non-stop but RC1 is perfect.

    I wouldn't recommend this tablet to anyone who wasn't going to root it and install a custom ROM to get rid of the samsung bloat and inept choices for running processes Samsung chose.
    06-27-2012 09:50 PM
  24. Ballpark402's Avatar
    No lag problem here. Run in power saving mode as well. I can type as fast as I can and it keeps up. I would say it's at least as smooth as my wife's I phone. Battery lasts all day with normal use. Only program that lags is email client. But that is it.
    07-04-2012 09:27 AM
  25. davidwal83's Avatar
    I gave my Dad my galaxy tab 2 7inch. He complained about the lag on it. He went back to using his iphone for using youtube. I do not really want to root it so I will just get him a ipad 2 or mini used off of ebay. I have a nexus 7 (2012) so I do not really need it anyway.
    03-08-2014 04:18 AM
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